tv WFXR News First at Ten FOX February 19, 2016 10:00pm-11:00pm EST
a few minutes. graduation day00:31 sot: " currently i have a job at sharing life lessons - building confidence. *and* seconds mattersot: 01:59 "if know how to get help to you." an inside look at the technology - and the stress - our local 911 dispatchers work with - to keep you safe. *then* new home.00:36 sot: "you're not going to be depressed when you come here"a local shelter - using food trucks - to help these cats and dogs - find a new family. first tonight - two kids covered in scratches and bite marks. the victims of a dog attack in bedford county. thanks for joining us first at ten. i'm bill wadell. deputies say - those boys were attacked - and their dog killed - by two pit bulls on the loose.
with the kids tonight - she's live with their story. bill - many people in that neighborhood in bedford county have dogs of their own - and the people we spoke with say they had never even seen those pit bulls before. now - a their beloved dog - and a neighborhood is on edge. :12-:17:34-:39:40-:451:12-1:17 typical afternoon on boonsboro place when nine-year- old alex and andrey ostapenko were outside playing with their dog scruffy - until suddenly - two pit bulls attacked.alex ostapenko: "it felt horrible watching our best dog in the world almost being killed that day."andrey ostapenko: "it was very scary."but scruffy didn't survive - alex and andrey say their furry friend saved their lives.alex: "she was a terrier, and she was my favorite dog."andrey: "she was
very loving, kind dog. always friendly to everyone and the kids. very adventurous." konstantin day after school - they come and they feel safe and they play around."alex and andrey's father konstantin - called him to tell him what was happening when the dogs attacked. he says he never wants to see something like his neighborhood again. konstantin: "so many young kids, so many friendly dogs - we just don't want to see this kind of dogs around here." people in this they're going to miss seeing scruffy around the neighborhood. some say they'll be more cautious - walking around gellert: "it's kind of scary cause, nothing, this hasn't happened before." quintana: "i just want to make sure when i'm walking with my friends and stuff that nothing bad happens to them. and when we take walks, we make sure we look behind us a couple times." we tried to get a hold of john maddox - the man who authorities say owns those pit bulls - and has been charged with two counts of owning dangerous dogs. neighbors tried pointing us in the right direction to his home - we knocked on several doors but were unable to track him down. his address and phone number are also unlisted.maddox is due in court next monthlive in
wfxr news. kristen, thanks. his dogs - are in quarantine in the bedford county animal shelter - until this is sorted out in court. in roanoke - police say a house is damaged - after a shootout early this morning. officers were called to the 47 hundred block of delray street northwest - before 1 this morning - after someone heard shots fired. one neighbor told police - there was an argument inside one house - and as the group left - several people opened fire. no one was hit - but a house was damaged. the case is still under investigation - but charges are now pending. in franklin county - we now know that a teen who sparked a police pursuit - is now in custody.troopers say a fifteen year old - sped away from police in boones mill last week - and crashed in roanoke county. that teen - was tracked down and taken into custody in roanoke - earlier this week. the 15-year-old -
publicly - is facing charges of hit-and-run, eluding and reckless driving. no word on the 4 teens - who were in the car - and taken to the hospital after that crash. a graduation for some cadets who are now ready for the working world. but instructors say - it was these adults who changed their lives - not the other way around. w-f-x-r's sophia borrelli was at the ceremony for these adults who have so much to offer the world, if the world just gives them a chance. 0:08 - 0:130:35 - 0:420:51 - 1:001:15 - 1:21nats of confidence speech. mikael diaz- perdue/gto graduated cadet: " it means a lot, like a lot of new abilities accomplish a lot of on stagemikael diaz perdue now has all the confidence in the world thanks to the growth with the roanoke city
graduated ready for employment.mikael diaz- perdue/gto graduated cadet: "currently i have a job at kroger."kathy perdue/mikael's mom: "it wasn't just about finding a job. it was about showing him his self worth and started at the police department but the fire and ems as well as the sheriff's department are all involved in the process."bringing young men and women into the department whether they have autism, down syndrome, acc, whatever the case may be. uniforming them, up and giving them the opportunity to learn, to thrive, and succeed while our deputies and our officers, our detectives our fire fighters are learning more and more about those very disabilities."today was a proud moment for the cadets and their parents. kathy perdue/mikael's mom: "his confidence has grown a lot." standup: "during the ceremony, confidence. confidence these cadets will have from this program.""lack of eye contact, lack of confidence, looking down at the ground, very unsure of themselves just to watch them flourish over
all types of different things we've taken them out of their comfort zone, we've taught can thrive , you can succeed just go through the roof has been truly amazing."all of the cadets including mikael were able to learn new skills to build their confidence not just for a job, but to take on way. reporting in roanoke, sophia borrelli wfxr news. the only program in the country that is like this. sophia borrelli wfxr news. in blacksburg - students at virginia tech - are sending more help to flint michigan. that city - rocked by high levels of lead in their drinking water. researchers at tech helped bring light to the issue. today - around a dozen students packed up water- testing kits.they'll test tapes at homes - where original samples came from - to see if lead levels have changed. and the town of blacksburg - joins the growing list of local and state governments - eliminating questions about
applications. there will still be background checks - but later on in the hiring process. the goal - is to avoid missing out on top candidates - who may have had a run in with the law in the past - for minor offenses. in botetourt county - the fight heats up - to protect a historic site - that is home to former slave dwellings. organizers of recent protests - at greenfield plantation - are asking greater roanoke valley development foundation - to put their plans on hold. the group wants the foundation to suspend plans - which include relocating two buildings - to make room for economic development. protestors say - they're waiting for a new judge - to set a court date for this matter. across the commonwealth - this dog - doing just fine - after falling through the ice in faircax county.within 10 minutes of the call for help - firefighters in special suits were able to pull angel from the icy water. it's the second time fairfax county fire and rescue has saved a dog from
and across the commonwealth - groups are at schools - reminding students that february is teen dating violence awareness and prevention month. one group - love is respect dot org - says 1 in every 3 teens will experience physical, sexual or emotional abuse by someone they are in a relationship with. dating and social media - have been a tough topic to tackle for some parents - in the wake of the nicole lovell case in blacksburg. we have resources available - on our homepage - virginia first dot com. our first line of defense. coming up - an inside look at who is answering local 9-1-1 calls - and how they're dispatching help. and - we've got a mild weekend on tap. here's a live look - outside our studios in roanoke
lift from the front will keep much of the area socked in with cloud cover, but it won't have much more of an impact other than maybe light mountain showers. the cloud cover will act like a blanket for us and keep friday night lows in the mid 30s to low 40s, so black ice will not be a concern. with high pressure stationed off shore, southerly winds will warm the commonwealth up even more saturday. despite partly to mostly cloudy skies, highs will range from the mid 50s out west to the mid 60s further east. conditions remain nearly as warm on sunday, but a low pressure
rain showers are expected to begin late sunday morning west of the blue ridge mountains. this will be a fairly run-of-the-mill system to moderate rainfall. the piedmont will likely pick up some afternoon showers, but the rain becomes more scattered the further east you go. that rain will clear out for the most part by sunrise monday, but that will be just the start of a very active week. the jet stream is expected to make a big dip across the eastern half of the u.s. all that means much cooler conditions, but will it be cold enough for snowfall? that's still the big point. a couple of storm systems are expected to move through during the middle of next week. whether or not that is snow or rain is still the air. for now, expect perhaps a mix of both with maybe even more freezing rain and sleet thrown
of a mess. if there's a fire - or any emergency - the first line of defense - is our local 911 dispatchers. good day virginia anchor - january keaton shows us - where the calls come in - and how help is sent out. theyre the lifelines you seldom hear about, but they're likely the people you'll need first in an emergency.winter is the time of year roanoke county 911 dispatchers say they see an
volunteer firefighter. training for a home fire drill is mobile - and it could be coming to a place near you. this is a look inside the city of roanoke's - fire training trailer. it has a kitchen and a bedroom which simulates a fire in those areas with sound officials say doing the exercises with the kids and their parents is beneficial checking smoke detectors and what to do if there is a fire
been used to go out to many events in the community. tiffany bradbury/roanoke city fire and ems: "we take this out and about to schools especially focusing on second and third graders. we also have it stored here at our station in northwest roanoke on orange avenue and people can come take tours of it here as well."fire officials say the most important lesson they try to teach to kids is to stay at a designated meeting place and never go back into the home. protecting pigs.ahead in ag life... the plan to combat a sickness - affecting thousands of piglets. and we've heard of bears attacking beehives. up next - why crooks are stealing the
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researchers at virginia tech are hoping to make a vaccine to help combat a new virus that affects piglets.the virus has caused at least 10 million piglet deaths.a postdoctoral student has received a 150 thousand dollar grant from the u.s. department of agriculture to develop a vaccine. researchers say the virus infects the lining of the pig's small intestine and leads to acute vomiting, anorexia, and diarrhea with high mortality rates in piglets.researchers have found no evidence that
some beekeepers in california are trying to figure out who is stealing their beehives. they say beehives have been disappearing, just as pollination season is getting under way.beekeepers ship their bees to almond farmers, who use them to pollinate crops.that adds about 15-billion dollars to the crop value in california.so if you do the math, it pays for the thieves to steal beehives. : "you go pick up 100 colonies 170 dollars a pop you've go 17- and half thousand dollars next month without doing anything " ."police say - beekeepers should mark their beehives and even consider installing a tracking device. and this is no big surprise. a new study says - a lot of farmers - and the rest of us - are not getting enough sleep. the c-d-c study analyzed data from more than 400-thousand people across the country.one third - reported getting less than the recommended seven
with health issues like greater risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and mental illness.the c-d-c says this study is the first one to examine sleep hours on a state level.southeastern states and those along the apple - atch - in appalachian mountains reported the least amount of sleep.......but the state with the single lowest reported sleep levels was hawaii.south dakota, colorado and minnesota residents reported the most shut eye. lunch break - and a new home. coming up - the fun event in lynchburg - to help cats and dogs in a shelter - find a new family. plus - race cars aren't the only attraction at daytona. we'll take you on board the planes - set to take over the
sight - over a bite at lunch. w-f-x-r's charlie cooper shows us how the lynchburg humane society used food trucks - to help find some cats and dogs in need - a new home. 00:53:2000:56:07- 1:02:10track trucks-- an unusual combination but the lynchburg humane society brought the two together for their food truck event that promotes pet adoption and good eats.julie barger- director, lynchburg humane societyit brings so to our facility that have never been.track 2julie barger is the director at the humane society. she says the event helps to change people's perspective on animal shelters. julie barger- director, lynchburg humane societywe want people to know that we're not sad. you're not going to be depressed when you come here you're going to be really happy to see the fun environment that the pets are in. how much attention they're getting. track 3it was robin grover's first time at the shelter. robin grover- animal parenti knew that uprooted would be here which is favorite food trucks and i figured at the same time i could see the new facility and spend some time these
are about 250 adoptable pets at the everything from dogs and cats to bunnies and pigs. track 4just days ago, became a parent to one of those animals. she says it was love at first sight. animal parentwe came here and we saw her and there was just something. we connected.track 5 it's those kinds of connections the shelter hopes will land more of these animals in forever homes. in lynchburg, f-x-r news. wait for natswe're counting down to daytona 500.drivers getting in a few laps - before sunday's big race.
we'll start with john kucko - who's on the ground in florida - with a preview of what fans will see in sky. john: here at the daytona five hundred, they're the greatest show in the air! the air force thunderbirds who will conduct sunday's will conduct thunderbirds who the air force show in the air! the greatest hundred, they're the daytona five john: here at sky.fans will see in preview of what florida - with a ground in who's on the john kucko - we'll start with tonight. coverage tonight. we'll start with john kucko - who's on the ground in florida - with a preview of what fans will see in sky. john: here at the daytona five hundred, they're the greatest show in the air! the air force will conduct sunday's military flyover. airman: there's six hundred thousand men and women around the globe that are in our air wearing the uniform ever they're serving our country three hundred a year, twenty four hours a day, so that we can enjoy sporting events like this. we don't have to worry. we've got our security taken care of. representing them is by far the absolute job.john: the effort is the ultimate in teamwork; in the air and on the ground. airman: it's not just the pilots that are making this show maintainers, there's public affairs there's i-t professionals. all these different people come together during our training season to give us the these jets airborne. it's definitely not just the pilots, but when it comes to us and our actual flying maneuvers, it's about two five days a week, for about three and a half months. we're just constantly striving to improve. really how that
can do, but remembering it's not just our agenda, it's pole-sitter chase elliott this week in one of the thunderbirds. this is the kind of.airman: we're watching remember watching the aircraft fly over, and it in my heart. i think a lot of the people out here today will agree, when you see the jets fly over, you have an emotional response where you're incredibly tools our country gives us to protect our
our daytona 500 coverage here on wfxr proud to introduce you guys to my dad rick benjamin who is a veteran motor sports broadcaster been around this longer than i've been alive and just thrilled to have you with us here to do this. it's so hard to handicap the daytona 500 and plate will expect on sunday. i think we will see a lot of laps of 2 will be trying to stay close want to lose the draft at daytonaeverything i happen in pass with 13 to go something similar could happen on sunday did we learn anything from this week's racing the sprint unlimited and thenthursdayoh yeah no question about it we learned first the the joe gibbs cars are very fast kyle busch on thursday night during the duels able to drive around matt kenseth without any drafting very hard to do at daytona. we also learned that the hendrick cars are pretty stout you yave elliot and kenseth on the front rowi'm gonna be interested to see how good the penski cars are especially the 21 which is the wood brothers machine that is a penski built car with ryan i think they will be tough now of the crop of rookies this year who do you think will finish higher in the points ryan blaney or chase elliot i think that's gonna be something to watch all year i think both those drivers have to makeit. chase you need one
daytona or talladega i think ryan blaney is a little underestimated at this point chase has gotten a lot of the press stepping into the 24 car st hendrick motor sports. that's taken over for ricky mantel that's taken for brett favre in greenbay but ryan blaney has a ton of talent good race team i think he will be a driver to watch.certainly a lot to look forward to in sunday of course our coverage starts here at 11:30sunday afternoon with our big race special. fox coverage picks up after thatand the green flag will fly a o clock dad thanks as always were gonna bring some more to you the rest of the season .... here on wfxr. tournament time is here for high school basketball - while college basketball teams are fighting to reach the postseason... jeff archer is here with our preview of virginia sports live.
season starting to wind down now and the question on everyone's mind is will virginia tech make the barber with the richmond times dispatch here to give us that answer. mike, in your gut feeling does virginia tech make the postseason this year?mike barber: "i think they will. they have 3 winnable games in my mind left in these 5. they've shown an ability in the past to make some noise at the acc tournament. i think they're going to play their way somewhere. i think if they it will be hard for the nit to pass on an acc team with a .500 or better record. i think they'll be nit if they get there. unless they have to backdoor them in there with a losers bracket. but if they take think they are headed to the nit.jeff archer: "there are a couple of other tournaments as well they could make it into as continues to grow with the recently added vegas 16. i'm sure a lot of
about that and much more including is malcolm brogdon the acc much more coming up, along virginia sports live. join us back to you guys." the final push - to the polls - in two key states. up next - race for the white house. plus - trump calling for a minutes week looks very be rain or snow? we'll take a closer look next. temperatures climbed into the 50s in roanoke on friday for the first time since feb. 4 and only the third time this month. we deserve a break from what we'll get this weekend. a stationary front to our north the front will keep much of cover, but it more of an
mostly cloudy skies, highs will range from the mid 50s out west to the mid 60s further east. conditions remain nearly as warm on sunday, but a low pressure system may keep us from mild weather. rain showers are expected to begin late sunday morning west of the blue ridge mountains. this will be a fairly run-of- the-mill system that drops light to moderate rainfall. the piedmont will likely pick up some afternoon showers, but the more scattered the further east you go. that rain will clear out for the most part by sunrise monday, but that will be just the start of a very active week. the jet stream is expected to make a big dip across the eastern half of the u.s. all of next week. that means much cooler conditions, but will it be cold enough for snowfall? that's still the big question at this point. a couple of storm systems are expected to move through during the middle of next week. whether or or rain is still very much up in the air. for now, expect perhaps a mix of even more freezing rain and sleet thrown
the presidential candidates are making their final pitch to voters in two states. the democrats in nevada. and the republicans in south carolina. caroline shively has our update from columbia. 0:00-0:100:22-0:250:32-0:37 1:23-1:32 1:33-1:351:37-1:47 with the primary tomorrow...a final campaign here in south carolina. the same out in nevada where the democratic caucuses also take place tomorrow. in nevada the democratic race appears tight between hillary clinton and bernie sanders... this, as new polling suggests sanders has cut clinton's national lead in half.clinton says: "we've gotta push open the doors not just by talking about diversity but by incentivizing it "as president, i'm gonna look at diversity in federal contracts." sanders says: "hillary clinton now is trying to embrace the sanders says: "and we know what that's about. that's trying to-- win support from the african american community." while, in
lead...trump says: "i would do more for african american people than barack obama has ever done." yet, the entire g-o-p field -- keeping up the fight today. carson says: "well, i, instead of looking at ending it, am looking at ascending in the polls and making progress." cruz says: "just this week donald trump said on a tv program that he would be neutral between israel and the palestinians."cruz says: "as president i will be unappologetically alongside the nation of israel."kasich says: "i don't know if you know why you're here, but i'm running for president. and, you know what. i could win." rubio says: "i believe this election is truly a referendum on our identity, the question you will answer tomorrow here in south carolina is what kind of country america will be in the 21st century." bush says: "this is not a rubio town hall. we actually answer questions here." if history is any guide... south carolina has a near- perfect record of picking the g-o-p's eventual nominee. in
caroline shively, fox news. "first of all, apple ought to give the security for that phone, okay. what i think you ought to do is boycott apple until such time as they give that security number. how do you like that? i just thought of it. boycott apple.that's trump calling for a boycott of the tech giant...until apple agrees to help the f-b-i access - to data on a locked i-phone used by one of the san bernardino terrorists.federal lawyers have taken their fight against apple up a notch.the justice department requested that a judge force the company to comply with a previous court order to help investigators access the phone's data.
...securing a massive reduction in nuclear weapons... ...standing up against the abuse of women... ...protecting social security... ...expanding benefits for the national guard... ...and winning health care for 8 million children... the presidency is the toughest job in the world and she's the one who'll make a real
difference for you. i'm hillary clinton and i approved this message. paying tribute to supreme court justice antonin scalia. he's being remembered for his big personality and his conservative interpretation of the constitution. he body returned to the supreme court. the flag-draped casket silently carried past a long line of former scalia law clerks and up the marble steps of the place where he's leaving his greatest legacy. the white house says president barack obama will start reading through extensive packets of information about potential supreme court nominees this weekend.the
raccoons in one part of north carolina. several animals in hendersonville - have recently shown signs of a disease that causes them to appear drunk, wobbly and quite friendly. justin hinton has the story. :07 - :15:41 - :46downtown hendersonville.the site of cars, businesses, and apparently sick raccoons."they almost act like they're be very unsteady on their feet. they'll literally walk up to people. they don't seem aggressive at all, to the they'll walk up and someone can them."but of course good idea.sergeant brandon mcgaha says in the past couple of weeks, crews have been five different sick raccoons displaying the signs of distemper.from king and first to williams street."maybe a six-block area where they've had to put four of them down, or dispatch four of them." another, a little farther away at the carolina and then there's the one that sits in a freezer in a box, waiting to get tested for the disease."we had to double-bag it -- put it in a box and drove it over here."here is the western animal disease diagnostic laboratory.michael spicer animal here after his mom called about a raccoon displaying some odd behaviors. outside and said the raccoon
the paperwork for the testing and now must wait for the results."honestly, i hope the test results come back as distemper. i'd that a rabies outbreak would be this close to home, but we'll see." that was justin hinton that was justin see."home, but we'll be this close to outbreak would that a rabies outbreak would be this close to see." that was justin hinton reporting. distemper is very contagious and deadly... and there is no cure.police suggest people with pets should make sure their vaccines are up to date. the united states government cracking down on hoverboard manufacturers. the u-s
commission issued a letter to manufacturers, importers, and retailers of the popular scooters. the letter stating they will seize or recall any of the two wheeled scooters if they fail to meet federal safety standards. the government cited 52 reports of fires that users say were caused by the self-balancing scooters in 24 states. the fires reportedly led to 2 million dollars in property damage. hoverboards are banned - on many airlines - and several colleges right here in virginia. two spectacular sights - in the sky - and at a national park. see them both - on the
and a special treat for visitors at treat for visitors at yosemite national park.it's called "firewall"... and it happens only around this time of the year.the optical illusion looks the optical year.only around this it's called yosemite visitors at treat for and a special and a special treat for visitors at yosemite national park.it's called "firewall"... and it happens only around this time of the year.the optical illusion looks like fire flowing off a cliff.but park rangers say it's actually the sun glowing through a waterfall.the angle of the sun
happens only for a couple of weeks in february. that's it for wfxr news first at ten. don't go anywhere. virginia sports live is next. coming up on virginia sports live... we virginia sports live... we discuss the hokies chances of making the postseason for the first time since 2011...mike barber: "they have a stretch of 3 winnable games. that will determine their future."we have the story of how floyd county girls basketball team has rallied behind one family during a very emotional time... goff family: "it's indescriable. the feeling of love and support we have from the community."plus, several champions were crowned on the basketball court tonight... all this and more is sports
champions were crowned tonight around the area... evening everyone... i'm jeff archer, she is kevaney martin... and this is virginia sports live...area teams took another step towards a state title...tonight jermaine ferrell saw one those teams that could make a run to richmond with northside facing lord botetourt... when northside and lord botetourt hook up on the court....these teams grind it out...it is an old fashion game. the northside sign head crew was out so we are giving them some face time.1-vikings shey webb...drible and shoots the triple.......5-4 northside 2-lb ryan fralin drives and scores.....6-5 lord botetourt 3-lb trey hornebeck with a trey...the cavs go up by the dolly parton score of 9 to 5. 4-northside....i will take nick price for the
goes coast to coast......11-9 vikes5 northside.....webb going steph curry on us with the triple........14-11 vikings 6-northside.....webb triple northside when you win this game .....a conference title....you get a trophy. northside goes on to get the 65-44. 01-0518-21sotpope trt :24it was a tough ball game. i thought lord botetourt had a really good game plan. i though they executed well. we really had to go up another notch to handle what they were giving us.tuckerit is always fun. it is a great atmosphere. botetourt they play hard the whole game. it is always a dog fight. that is what is was tonight a dog fight. we just